HEAR the memories of Broadmayne residents over the years at a special local history evening.

In Their Own Words, at Broadmayne Village Hall on Thursday, March 28 at 7.30pm, will give people a chance to hear recordings and accounts of former residents from as far back as the 1900s.

It is organised by Local History Broadmayne. Pictures will be shown of the people who have spoken and written about many aspects of their families, their childhood, their school days, their adult lives, their partnerships, village events and their children and grandchildren.

June Salt, one of the organisers, says the evening will show how times have changed in Broadmayne.

She said: "Work was available within the village, with farming, Christopher’s farm machinery business, owning and working in shops and working in the big houses.

"People set up their own businesses such as carpentry, painting and decorating and hedge-laying provided for needs within the village.

"The effect that the Second World War had on the village is remembered. The influx of the American Army, the villagers who were called up or volunteered and the people who were left behind with the difficulties they experienced.

"Romances and marriages were helped to come about by local dances and carnivals and sports days were fondly written and talked about."

*In Their Own Words, Broadmayne Village Hall, Thursday, March 28, 7.30pm. Entry is £3 and includes refreshments.